Svadhisthana: The Second Chakra


The Svadhisthana, bit of a mouth full not to mention a spelling nightmare!!! So from now I shall refer to it as the second chakra, and it is located behind and above the genital area. It is also known as the sex chakra or lower chakra. The endocrine glands located here are the ovaries and testicles. So now you have found it what are its properties and what can it do for you? The second chakra is associaed with the property of water.


Where the first chakra was linked with foundations and had no movement associations, this chakra like water is an expression of movement and emotions. Procreation, family ties, emotions and sexuality are mastered at this level. Establishing a gender identity is the main focus at this chakra, being able to express freely and without judgement.

Svadhisthana: The Second Chakra

Visual Representation

This chakra has 6 petals and is represented by a silver crescent. Each petal has a Sanskrit letter Bam, Bham, Mam, Yam, Lam and Ram. The main colour is orange. Associated with the sense of taste and the prana or energy of water. The vehicle of the bija mantra is a fire breathing crocodile. Repetition of Bija Mantra-Lam, removes insecurities associated with this Chakra.

Additional Information

Associated with the sense of taste and the prana or energy of water. Deities: Each Chakra has a Manifestation of the Shiva and Shakti Deities. Vishnu – The Preserver, Embodiment of Right Living. Rakini Shakti – Inspiration to Worldly Art and Music.

Age group most likely to be affected is from 8 to 14 years of age. The planetary association with the second chakra is the planet Mercury.